Transition Project Officer - CG1510SB
Vacancy Description
Estates, Salary: £22,214 per annum, Start: March 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter, Fixed term for 3 years
Transition University of St Andrews (Transition UStA) seeks a Project Officer to progress and implement practical projects aimed at helping staff and students to support sustainable development. The post holder will have an opportunity to develop projects focused on energy reduction in halls, reducing waste and promoting biodiversity, according to the needs of the University and Transition, whilst supporting practical research in sustainability where researchers and students are active. Since Transition is a volunteer based organisation, the post holder will play a role in recruiting, motivating and managing volunteers and helping them to achieve tasks aligned with projects. The post holder will also take a lead role in helping to communicate the work of Transition within the University and to the wider community through social and printed media. The role will be based within the Transition University of St Andrews team that sits within the Estates department of the University.

To fill the position of Transition Project Officer, Transition UStA requires a highly motivated individual who is able to work independently and as part of a team.  You must have the ability to engage and inspire students, staff and the wider community to take action on local sustainability issues.  Strong organisational, communication, and IT skills are a must.  There is an emphasis on developing communications and promotional work of the organisation in order to engage participants and increase awareness and action, particularly on climate change. So, preference will be given to candidates who have an experience of social marketing, design and media. The post holder will also be required to assist with fundraising bids on occasion so knowledge and skills in this area will be beneficial.

The post holder will report to the Transition UStA Manager and provide regular updates to the Transition UStA Steering Group and University as required.

On a day-to-day basis, the Transition UStA Manager will work closely with the Project Officer with support and direction from key academics and the Transition UStA Steering Group.

Some flexible working, in evenings and weekends, will be required.

This post is fixed term for 3 years.

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall).  More details can be found at

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Further information can be found at

In 2019 the University will establish purpose built office accommodation at Eden Campus, Guardbridge by St Andrews, to provide a state of the art working environment for a number of our Professional Services Units. It is anticipated that up to 350 Professional Services staff from a range of Units will be based in the new development at Guardbridge.  . This post may be primarily based at Guardbridge.

Closing Date:  19 February 2018

Please quote ref:  CG1510SB

Further Particulars: 
CG1510SB FPs.doc 

Salary: £22,214 per annum
Start: March 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter
Fixed term for 3 years